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Motus animi continuus¹ ²

Mark Anthony Cayanan

Of course he loves this servitude, the want, the wishing it away

takes along a needle, when his date leaves the table for a minute,

drops blood from the pricked finger into the red wine, admits

to this the next day. One must be calm, follow to the end this

novelistic logic at the expense of survival

half his body in the drying cement. They’ve asked him to sing

carols to keep him awake

In the privacy of his bathroom he takes off his dentures, the part

that makes him human

not a relic of the past or raffish flirtation but a trap for fools: to say

things little by little, to merely relent

early dictionaries house different species of mosquitoes and the

six types of fever: daily, tertian, imagined, weak and prolonged,

desirous, and severe and incensed

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